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My Laptop Died

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yesterday my laptop just stopped working. Called Tech Support and turns out my motherboard crashed. Don't really know what that means, but it's going to cost me almost $300. I really don't have $300. So it was added to my credit card debt. Add this to the fact that I am really struggling financially and I'm having a very hard time finding a decent job in my field is causing a lot of stress and anxiety. I've been trying really hard to keep going with the high from losing 21 pounds, but yesterday I broke down and did some stress eating. These money problems are just so emotionally draining.

But I look at all of the wonderful support I get on here, and all of the lovely comments that were left on my last blog post (thank you so very much!!!) and it helps to keep me motivated and not give up. Today, I'm going to dust myself off and just keep moving. That's all I can really do.

So I'm using my parents old (slow) desktop computer. Hopefully I'll be able to keep coming onto SparkPeople on a daily basis. I haven't missed a day yet and I don't intend to start missing any now!!!

  
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DRPOOH63 2/1/2013 9:28PM

    You are doing great. Just a thought but you might look for a refurbished computer, you just never know what you will find.

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KATHIC2 2/1/2013 7:06AM

  Keep your momentum going! Breather deeply...accept what we can't change.

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MONIQUE432 1/31/2013 9:22PM

    I totally understand! I have a desk top and am starting to get messages that concern (e.g. computer can't start itself, system has to keep restoring, etc.!) It's great you figured out a way to work things out!

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GODS_TEMPLE 1/31/2013 1:42AM

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AKATHLEEN54 1/30/2013 10:44PM

    Sorry to hear about your computer crash. That's a real bummer. I just got a new laptop for Christmas (God bless my husband) . Before that I was using an old desktop so I feel your pain. You reacted exactly the way a lot of people would.... I know I would. Eat a little, feel better and then get back on track. It's like blowing off a little steam. Good job for getting right back on the horse and staying in the game. emoticon

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MOMMACASSEY 1/30/2013 3:26PM

    Good on you for finding a solution in using your parents' computer. I bet they don't even realize how slow it is...

Your photos from the other day look great--keep it up!

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KOFFEENUT 1/30/2013 1:14PM

    We all hit bumps in the road on this healthy lifestyle journey - times when we make choices that don't bring us closer to where we want to go. The IMPORTANT thing is that you pick yourself back up and continue to head in the right direction. It sounds like that's EXACTLY what you're doing! Know there are lots of us right alongside you, cheering you on.

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21 Pounds Lost!! Before and After Pics

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I did it! I lost 21 pounds! I am so happy and excited right now. I started this on Nov. 12 2012 at 202 pounds and today I weigh 181. I can't wait to keep moving. I really think I owe a lot of my success to joining SparkPeople. It has given me a place ti gain knowledge, information, and support that has allowed me to lose weight in a way that is enjoyable. So, here are some before and after pictures.

202 pounds



181 pounds!!



Can't wait to see where I am after the next 20 comes off! Have a great weekend everyone!

  
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JAMIEBOYD328 4/18/2013 11:09AM

    You look great :) emoticon

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CYNDERROSE 2/5/2013 4:21PM

    Congratulations!

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PAUL2274 2/2/2013 9:36PM

    Hey there ya go!.... I mean really... you are disappearing! in a good way!
Keep up the great habits!


Paul

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KRISTY927 2/2/2013 8:54PM

    emoticon good for you! keep up the great work!! emoticon

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MISSABBY777 2/2/2013 5:36AM

    Great Job!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEPHJANE65 2/1/2013 5:31PM

    You look great. emoticon emoticon

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AURORAMILLET 2/1/2013 5:29PM

    AWESOME!!!!!!!


You are an Inspiration to us ALL!!!

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KATHRYN74 2/1/2013 2:54PM

    WEll done!

Next time you go to the grocery store pick up a bag of 20 lbs of potatoes....realize that is no long on YOU!!

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FISHER011 2/1/2013 1:52PM

    So wonderful! I love your pics! emoticon

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DOROTHYCHABOT1 2/1/2013 12:19PM

    OMG way to go...

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GRAMPIAN 2/1/2013 6:21AM

  Well done. emoticon

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GUMBETTE 2/1/2013 12:14AM

  Wow! You look great... what a difference! emoticon

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COOLCUPCAKE1 1/31/2013 8:10PM

  i feel like a yo- yo!! afew pounds lost then gained then lost the nite time binges is where i screw up .if God can shut lions mouths how about mine? emoticon

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EXPOGIRL50 1/31/2013 6:43PM

    You are an inspiration! You must feel so good when you look in mirror and see your accomplishment. emoticon

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MISSCUS 1/31/2013 6:09PM

    WOW what a major difference, just wait and see after another 20 lb loss. Keep it up, you looking great!

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INFAMOUSCANDACE 1/31/2013 5:25PM

    THATS AWESOME CONGRATS!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!! emoticon

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JDMCDANI 1/31/2013 4:59PM

  You look wonderful, can feel your excitement, WTG so happy for you !! Now to start on my 20 :-) kinda backslid & now back on track..thanks for the encouragement ... keep up the great work...

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CASHE00 1/31/2013 4:32PM

    Congratulations! 20 lbs lost is a huge accomplishment. You're looking fantastic!

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LYNNJ1976 1/31/2013 3:24PM

    Great! emoticon

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PRAYERANDPRAISE 1/31/2013 2:43PM

    Wow keep up the great job!

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CORNERKICK 1/31/2013 1:18AM

  Way to go...Congrats!

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MOTIVACTION2 1/30/2013 11:35PM

    Well done! keep it up!

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CM_GARDNER78 1/30/2013 11:18PM

    WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! You are doing awesome!!!! Keep it UP!! Can't wait to see the next blog for the next 20!! :-D

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KELLIEBEAN 1/30/2013 10:22PM

    A big round of applause and a standing ovation!!!

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JOYOUS1917 1/30/2013 9:50PM

    You go Girl! We are all rooting for you! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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SCOTMAMA 1/30/2013 8:16PM

    emoticon emoticon Can't wait to see how you look after the next
20 pounds comes off!

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SMARTBLONDE8302 1/30/2013 8:03PM

    Congrats, you are looking good! Keep it up and keep it off!

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DEANNAMB33 1/30/2013 4:42PM

  Way to go!!!

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    Way to go! emoticon

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STAYCXL-NOMORE 1/30/2013 10:33AM

    Congrats keep up the great work :)
Stayc

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GAMMAH 1/30/2013 9:37AM

    Good for you. I am proud of you.

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JEANETTESTING 1/30/2013 8:55AM

    Good job!!!! emoticon

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GEMLADYONE 1/30/2013 8:49AM

    Way to go! emoticon

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HEIDE69 1/30/2013 8:36AM

    emoticon Keep up all your hard work! It is paying off!

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NEEDTOBESLIM3 1/30/2013 5:42AM

    Well done!1 You look fabulous. Keep up the good work. XX

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EMERALDGREEN1 1/30/2013 2:35AM

    Nice job! The difference is so clear! Congrats!

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2014THISISIT 1/30/2013 2:31AM

    Super amazing! Keep up the great job!
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FATHINSN 1/30/2013 12:35AM

    Congrats for losing this 20lbs, have great hope for you to continuously lose till you get another 20lbs losses, WooHoo!

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Not going to beat myself up.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Well, I didn't exactly have the best eating habits this weekend. After going out to eat at Cracker Barrel on Saturday and having pizza, wings, and some birthday cake and ice cream for my mom yesterday (and I didn't do well with portion sizes either.....) I felt rather stuffed and heavy last night.

However, I will not beat myself up over this. I am still making progress towards being healthier and two days of being off of the "diet" is no big deal. I enjoyed my weekend very much (food and all!!) and that's that. If I let myself feel ashamed every time I didn't eat healthy I would never get anywhere. I would just end up getting bitter and angry. Now I will just make sure to eat right and maintain portion control for a while. It's as simple as that!

It's having this type of mind set that I really think is going to allow me to be truly successful in attaining my weight loss goals this time. All other times I tried to lose weight I would completely ban any "unhealthy" foods from my life and when I would slip up and eat them, I looked upon it as failure. And sure enough I would then just give up entirely. But now, I know that it is ok to just have days of eating whatever and however much I want. I just can't do that every day! And I am perfectly fine with that. It makes my weight loss journey all that much more enjoyable!

  
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FARM_GIRL07 1/29/2013 11:46AM

    Exactly! We're all "practicing`portion control. Humans aren`t designed to be perfect. So its perfectly ok to let loose everynow and again, and jump back on the wagon the next day! Way to go for not beating yourself up. I think this is a key stone of weight loss. Thank you for reminding me!

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KAR815 1/27/2013 5:13PM

    good job on loosing the weight ! Im on the same path slowly loosing to get into a bikini by May for our anniversary trip to Disney! :) Dont beat yourself up so we all slip up some times the important thing is getting back on track and you will...

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3CLICKS 1/27/2013 9:02AM

    I completely agree. I too have changed my attitude and refuse to beat myself up when I get off-track, and it has made an incredible difference in my attitude and motivation to stay on program.

I know as long as I continue to make healthy choices MOST of the time, I will keep moving towards my goal. I'm definitely losing slower this time, but the entire experience is so much more enjoyable, and it's a plan I know I can live with for the rest of my life.

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DLBROWN93 1/27/2013 6:56AM

    Congratulations on your new attitude about food. Everyone has gone off their healthy eating path a time or two, but remember to get right back on your healthy lifestyle journey and you will be fine.

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URBANAUDREYE 1/23/2013 11:26PM

    MMMMM... Cracker Barrel! I have recently become addicted to their French Toast. Actually it's kinda funny. Usually I hate typical breakfast carbs (waffles, pancakes, french toast, even cereal), and I just can't seem to get enough of them lately.

Tell your mom we hope she had a SPARKTASTIC birthday!

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GODS_TEMPLE 1/21/2013 11:31PM

    Congratulations on your outlook. But remember, no foods are 'bad'. Everything in moderation. We have to celebrate with our moms while we have them.
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DRPOOH63 1/21/2013 3:38PM

    You are definitely headed in the right direction. emoticon

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NEWNAC304 1/21/2013 11:56AM

    You have a great attitude! I'm sure you'll succeed this time"

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Very Uplifting

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Today a woman who I am acquaintances with at work came up to me and asked if I had lost any weight. When I told her that I did, she said she could really notice. This was so incredibly uplifting to hear, not to mention it really made my day! She also asked how much I have lost and how I did it. I told her about my diet and fitness plans that I have been sticking with.

I know my family and my boyfriend have told me that they can tell I'm losing weight, but I think it just means so much more when someone who really doesn't even need to say anything takes the time to give that compliment. Also, while I know that the weight is coming off and I know my clothes are fitting better, sometimes it's hard for me to actually see a difference in the way I look. Probably because I have been seeing the gradual change, not like this woman who hasn't seen me in several weeks. Talk about a confidence boost! I sure did feel a whole lot thinner today.

And it was a big motivation boost. I can't wait to start my workout today, no need to force myself to do it this time! I also decided to reward myself by taking some update pictures when I reach the 20 pound mark and compare them to my before pictures I took when I first joined SparkPeople. I am really excited to see the clear differences in the two sets of pictures!

  
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FIRECOM 1/27/2013 11:04AM

    I agree, it is great when people notice. I am often surprised that people I know DONT respond and that can be disappointing. Oh well. We are what we are for OUR own good.

Frank

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GODS_TEMPLE 1/16/2013 2:16AM

    They say other people can see a change in us before we can see it in ourselves. I wonder if it's like when we gain weight, and it takes our brains a long time to catch on?

Great exercise motivator. Keep up the good work!

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DRPOOH63 1/15/2013 9:25PM

    There is nothing better than when someone unexpected notices your loss! emoticon emoticon

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ITSMATT 1/15/2013 8:25PM

    Awesome!

Make it a great day!
Matt

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JULESJET 1/15/2013 8:18PM

    Yay!
Congratulations!
Can't wait to see new pictures!

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A Good Start to the Week

Monday, January 14, 2013

Today is the first day that I have gone into work since before Christmas! And I actually managed to wake up a bit earlier and get out the door on time. I even had time to eat breakfast before going! It just makes the day so much nicer when it doesn't start out with a crazy mad rush out the door in an attempt to not be too late to work.

So even though I'm tired right now, I still need to push myself to go and exercise. I don't want to fall into the habit of not exercising just because I went to work. Gotta just make myself do it until it becomes a routine.

  
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GODS_TEMPLE 1/15/2013 3:43AM

    One day at a time!

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JULESJET 1/14/2013 6:36PM

    You can do it!

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